[Dear Friends, The election brought us a new President and a question mark about how U.S. policy toward southern Africa will shape up over the next four years.]

by Edgar Lockwood, Christine Root, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
December 6, 1976
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Jimmy Carter campaigned on a pro-majority rule platform that called for many improvements in southern Africa policy that were not achieved during the Republican Administration: tightening the South African arms embargo, denying tax credits to companies operating in Namibia, fully enforcing sanctions against Rhodesia, and normalizing relations with Angola. But Carter also has expressed basic agreement with the Kissinger strategy of promoting moderate governments in Zimbabwe and Namibia amenable to the economic and strategic interests of the west. With a Democratic Administration, we will need to develop new ways to try to influence U.S. - southern Africa policy. Carter will also be subject to the same pressures that shaped the Kissinger policy. U.S. companies will still want unrestricted access to raw materials and guaranteed cheap labor in South Africa and Namibia and a quick end to sanctions against Rhodesia.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections